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- From: rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org (Richard Lewis)
- Date: 30 Jul 1997 14:36:17 GMT
Re: Tom Harris' query. With regard to building code minima, I think that it can be paraphrased that conforming to only the minimum requirements of the building code means that is the crummiest that you are permitted to build. I am an engineer, not a lawyer, and don't know if anyone has been sued for designing above the minimum stated in the building code, but I am sure that a lawsuit would quickly result if the mimimum requirements of the building code were inadequate for a specific situation and someone designed to the minimum. I would recommend that the engineer concerned about being sued seek legal advice about his/her responsibility for designing to above building code minimum requirements. It is up to the professional to use his/her judgement as to whether the minimum requirements of building codes are adequate or not, and, if in the judgement of the professional, the minimum requirements are not adequate, then the professional is obligated to use what he/she feels would be adequate. Local (City of Tucson and Pima County, Arizona) ammendment to the UBC for the past 30 years has added: "The use of minimum requirements specified in the technical codes does not guarantee, implicitly or explicitly, the safety of any building or structure subject to these codes." A. Roger Turk, P.E. --- Internet Message Header Follows --- Received: from server1.seaoc.org (bqe.com [220.127.116.11]) by host1.texramp.net (8.8.5/8.8.5) with SMTP id NAA07551 for <rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org>; Sun, 23 Feb 1997 13:46:41 -0600 (CST) Received: from dub-img-6.compuserve.com by server1.seaoc.org (NTList 3.02.10) id sa004334; Sun, 23 Feb 1997 11:44:55 -0800 Received: by dub-img-6.compuserve.com (8.6.10/5.950515) id OAA10584; Sun, 23 Feb 1997 14:42:04 -0500 Date: 23 Feb 97 14:40:49 EST From: Roger Turk <73527.1356(--nospam--at)CompuServe.COM> To: SEAOC <seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org> Subject: Building Code Minima Message-ID: <970223194048_73527.1356_CHK48-1(--nospam--at)CompuServe.COM> Reply-To: seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org Error-To: seaoc-ad(--nospam--at)seaoc.org X-Loop: seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org X-Info: [SEAOC] Owner: seaoc-ad(--nospam--at)seaoc.org X-POP3-Rcpt: seaoc-ad(--nospam--at)seaoc.org X-Sender: seaoc-ad(--nospam--at)seaoc.org Precedence: list X-ListMember: rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org [seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org] __________________________________________________ Richard Lewis, P.E. Missionary TECH Team rlewis(--nospam--at)techteam.org The service mission like-minded Christian organizations may turn to for technical assistance and know-how.
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